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Página 58 - ample resources for a revenue to the state, that thus, the solemn and imperative injunctions in the constitution upon ' legislatures and magistrates, in all periods of the commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them, public schools and grammar schools in the towns, to encourage private societies, public institutions,
Página 656 - as they may be fitted for the University?' or what would our fathers have thought of their children, those fathers who, in 1780, enjoined it in their constitution, upon ' the Legislatures and Magistrates, in all future periods of this Commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all
Página 741 - A Verb passive expresses a passion, or a suffering, or the receiving of an action, and necessarily implies an object acted upon, and an agent by which it is acted upon; as, ' Penelope is loved by me.' If Penelope suffered in consequence of being loved by Mr. Murray, it does not follow that
Página 455 - And it is further written concerning Joseph, that he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and behold the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. Q. What do you understand by the sun? A. The sun is that bright object in the sky which shines in the
Página 455 - I have dreamed a dream more; and behold the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. Q. What do you understand by the sun? A. The sun is that bright object in the sky which shines in the
Página 55 - calm and persevering consideration the general principle in a more enlarged extent. The great object of the institution of civil government, is the improvement of the condition of those who are parties to the social compact. And no government, in whatever form constituted, can accomplish the
Página 603 - For as much as the good education of children is of singular behoof and benefit to any commonwealth, and whereas many parents and masters are too indulgent and negligent in that kind;
Página 46 - and finally, that they teach him to aspire after conformity to a Being of infinite holiness, and fill him with hopes infinitely more purifying, more exalting, more suited to his nature than any other, which this world has ever known ; are facts incontrovertible as the laws of philosophy, or the demonstrations of mathematics. Evidence in support
Página 748 - An adverb is a part of speech joined to a verb, an adjective, and sometimes to another adverb to express some quality or circumstance respecting it, as He reads well; A truly good man; He writes very correctly.'
Página 741 - A verb Active expresses an action and necessarily implies an agent, and an object acted upon, as 'I love Penelope'. We believe that every verb in our language will answer to this definition. The example he gives leads us to remark that the action is often intellectual